Osechi Ryoori お節料理A- Spinach Roll for Bento

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Bento Spinach for New Year

Bento Spinach for New Year

nother favorite in New Year’s Bento boxes is a Spinach Roll. Similar to the Spinah Goma Ae that’s s popular in Japanese cooking. But a notch more advanced.  Also, a bit more salty and sweet, like most Osechi dishes. Continue reading

Sag Paneer / साग पनीर

Ghee and Garam Masala in
An Indian Classic

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

Sag Paneer is one of the standards of Indian classical cuisine.  There are quid a few ingredients, but if they are organized in their several Mixtures, preparation is fairly streamlined. Continue reading

Sukiyaki / すき焼き

The Most Famous Japanese Hot Pot
Paper-Thin Beef in Sweet Soy Sauce 

CIMG2199Sukiyaki may be the most famous Japanese hot pot dish. Actually it is not really very old as a Japanese dishes go. Sukiyaki traces Continue reading

Spinach Korean Style

Sesame Meets Garlic Meets Scallion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This simple and flavorful Korean way of handling Spinach goes well with barbecued meats such as Barbecued Beef, Bulkogi, and dishes like Fresh Cabbage Kimchi and plain Sticky Rice. They are mainstays of Korean family style cooking.

Spinach Korean Style  Continue reading

Roasted Tomatoes

Good for Luaus
A Hawaiian Favorite

Tomatoes, ingredient in Arroz a la Filipina

Tomatoes – A Key Ingredient

This is a Hawaiian approach to roasting Tomatoes for serving at Luaus or barbecues.  Although Tomatoes may not seem a specially Hawaiian type of food, they belong to the third major wave of ingredients introduced from the North American mainland in the Continue reading

Saag Panir साग पनीर

A Nepalese Classic
Limes and Garam Masala Essential

Cooking with limes

Limes

Saag Panir   साग पनीर  is a dish made from soft Panir cheese and Spinach or other greens in the cuisines of Northern India and Nepal.

Recipe adapted from Mrs. Ratna Sarat, head of the Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu. This recipe makes enought for six to eight servings and takes about 20 minutes to prepare and anther 20 minutes cooking time. Continue reading

Yellow Lentils / पीली दाल

A Nourishing and Filling Dish
Formula from the Yak and Yeti

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

Nepalese dish of the Indian persuasion.  It came from a hostess in Kathmandu, so it can be called Nepalese, but like many dishes of that country, has close affinities with similar dishes in Indian cooking.

The recipe is Continue reading

Nepalese Cuisine

The Roof the the World
Chandradeva’s Pathway

“The wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu.” — Rudyard Kipling [1]

Vale of Kathmandu, Nepal

Vale of Kathmandu

What is Nepalese cuisine? Actually, the question should be, What Nepal? Or, what cuisine? For a relatively small country, Nepal has an astonishing variety of cuisines that can be called Nepalese.

Often thought of as a lofty, mountainous  land, home of the world’s Continue reading

Indonesian Cuisine

A Nation of Islands
Rijsttafel, Sate, and Sambals

“Indonesia isn’t a country, it’s a happening.” — Christopher Lucas [1]

Garjda, Indonesia 14th cent.

Garuda, Indonesia, 14th cent.

Indonesia stretches from the Asian mainland towards Australia, like a jade necklace across the southern ocean.  The nation contains more than 17,000 islands, and its people represent several hundred ethnic groups, speaking many different languages.

Indonesia is an ancient country and its Continue reading